September 24, 2021

Condo Smarts: Can Council Ask To See B.C. Vaccine Cards?

Gathering and managing personal information may require amendment to privacy bylaws Written By: Tony Gioventu, the executive director of the Condominium Home Owners Association Dear Tony: A […]
April 24, 2021

Condo Smarts: Consider Legal Assistance To Create Commercial Strata Sections

Written By: Tony Gioventu is executive director of the Condominium Home Owners Association. When there are strata corporations with different uses such as commercial and residential a […]
April 10, 2021

Condo Smarts: Airbnb Rentals And Tenants Not The Same In Condo Law

  Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA Strata corporations are permitted to prohibit short-term rental accommodations, unless they are subject to a zoning covenant that […]
March 13, 2021

Condo Smarts: Request A Copy Of Strata Insurance Summary Before Buying A Unit

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA In the summer sitting of the legislature, Bill 14 included several new obligations for strata corporations under the Strata […]
March 6, 2021

Condo Smarts: Restricted Proxy Meeting Deemed Invalid

Written By:  Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA An AGM that didn’t allow owners to take part found to be null. Dear Tony: Our strata manager has […]
February 27, 2021

Condo Smarts: Who Maintains and Repairs ‘Limited’ Common Property?

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘We are looking for clarification on who is financially responsible for issues that occur in the crawlspaces — the […]
February 20, 2021

Condo Smarts: There Are Two Ways Pets May Be Exempt Or Accommodated

Written By:  Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA The Guide Dog and Service Dog Act of B.C. is the first option and the second is accommodation under […]
January 30, 2021

Condo Smarts: Strata Insurance Covers Only Original Finishing — Not Improvements

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘Could you please explain exactly how strata corporation insurance works for sectioned strata corporations?’ Dear Tony: I run a […]
January 23, 2021

Condo Smarts: Strata Must Accommodate Owner With Accessibility Issues

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA ‘We have an owner who moved into our building five years ago, knowing there are five stairs at our […]
December 19, 2020

Condo Smarts: Calculating Votes At General Meetings

Written by: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA It’s not possible to determine outcome of vote by counting only those opposed Dear Tony: Our strata corporation held […]
December 12, 2020

Condo Smarts: Proposed Budget Can Be Amended By Simple Majority Vote

Written By: Tony Gioventu, Executive Director CHOA The additional cost of the insurance can be allocated, and this will result in increased fees. Dear Tony: Our […]
December 5, 2020

Condo Smarts: Any Relief In Sight For Insurance Renewals?

‘Our strata corporation is being faced with a re-piping issue and wonder to what extent we should leave the replacement of the individual unit piping up […]